South Bronx

What’s in a Name? Port Morris? SoBro? Piano District?

What’s in a Name? Port Morris? SoBro? Piano District?

By Courtney Vinopal When New York real estate giants Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group first announced their joint investment in a multi-million dollar South Bronx waterfront development last year, Bronx locals were skeptical of the plan. Referring to the neighborhood of Port Morris as “The Piano District” — a nod to its history as a […]

Change for the Greener for a Few Bronx Sixth-Graders

Change for the Greener for a Few Bronx Sixth-Graders

For years, this southwest Bronx neighborhood has outsourced its middle schoolers to classrooms outside the hilly enclave rising up to the west of the Grand Concourse. After eight years of petitions to the Department of Education for a school of their own, this year a few local parents got the chance to send their kids to nearby Highbridge, the city’s first LEED-certified green school.